RAF Pilot Denies Trying To Kill Squadron Leader

25 March 2019, 17:26 | Updated: 25 March 2019, 17:31

Timothy Barry

A Royal Air Force pilot from Oxfordshire has denied attempting to murder his squadron leader partner but admitted assaulting her.

Flight Lieutenant Timothy Barry, 30, allegedly tried to kill Sarah Seddon in Cuxham on January 14 last year.

Both reportedly served in 33 Squadron, a helicopter squadron based at RAF Benson, when the alleged incident happened.

Barry, of Mill View, Cuxham, has denied attempted murder but admitted a count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm during a hearing at Oxford Crown Court.

He also denied a third charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Barry, represented by Lisa Wilding QC, appeared in the dock wearing a dark suit, blue shirt and patterned navy tie.

He spoke to confirm his name and enter pleas to the charges.

The trial was listed to be opened on Monday but was adjourned after an expert witness suffered medical problems.

Judge Ian Pringle QC said it was a "matter of deep regret" the trial was unable to start and scheduled it to be heard on November 11 2019.

Barry was bailed.